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Glassboro High School Student Named as Commended Scholar

For Immediate Release 
PR2021-National Merit Scholarship 
November 23, 2020



Commended Scholar, GHS Senior Aviva Foster


GHS Senior Named as Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program


Glassboro High School Principal Monique Stowman-Burke recently announced that senior Aviva G. Foster was named as a Commended Student in the 2021 National Merit Scholarship® Program. This designation means that Foster placed within the top 5% of more than 1.5 million students who entered the 2021 competition by taking the 2019 Preliminary SAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test (PSAT/NMQST®).


Foster received a Letter of Commendation from the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC), the corporation which conducts the program. The corporation recognizes about 34,000 Commended Students annually in recognition of the students’ exceptional academic promise. (Additional top-scorers are recognized as semifinalists who may ultimately qualify as finalists for National Merit Scholarship Awards.)


''Those being named Commended Students have demonstrated outstanding potential for academic success," commented a spokesperson for the NMSC.  “These students represent a valuable national resource; recognizing their accomplishments, as well as the key role their schools play in their academic development, is vital to the advancement of educational excellence in our nation. We hope that this recognition will help broaden their educational opportunities and encourage them as they continue their pursuit of academic success.”


At Glassboro High School, Foster participates in the National Honor Society, Mock Trial, Concert Choir, and the Renaissance Club. She is also active in her church and in an interfaith social justice program called Kids4Peace.